Do any of the following sound familiar to you as a parent?
You have a child, who is currently a student (primary, secondary or tertiary), and you are really not sure how you can support them? You have a variety of burning questions that you’d love answers too or you are seeking specific advice on how to deal with certain situations.
Your questions might include:
- my child has started secondary school and they don’t seem to want to listen to me or take my advice anymore – how should I communicate?
- my son or daughter has special needs & learning challenges and we don’t feel the school understands and is supporting them – what can we do?
- how can I be sure my child has made friends – how do I tell?
- I am struggling to cope with helping my child with their homework primarily due to a lack of time – what do I do?
- my child won’t do their homework – how do I get them to do it?
- what amount of homework is normal in high school as my girls are nearly always working with little downtime?
- how do I know if my child has the right skills for studying and revision?
- my child is on the spectrum and struggles with transitions – how can I prepare and assist them with this?
- I’d love to know how I can help my child & keep an eye on what he’s doing when all his homework is computer based?
- how do we manage our child’s use of technology?
- my child is in year 11 or 12 and I don’t think they are putting in enough effort with their work and study – what can I do?
- my son or daughter always leaves there homework until the last minute – how do I get them to change this?
- what do I do when my child procrastinates and won’t do their homework?
- what advice would you give when your child is disappointed with their own marks?
- my child seems really overwhelmed and I am not sure how to help?
- what do I do if my child is not very good with managing their time?
- my child is always irritable, snappy and stressed or quiet and withdrawn – what can I do to change that?
- what are different methods we could use to challenge or extend my child?
- I am not really sure how to support my child as it was different to when I was learning.
Do you find yourself nodding as you read these questions as they sound familiar to you? These are actually real questions that I am asked by parents all the time and are very common to real life situations that parents need assistance with.
Well you too can get support to help your child!
Parent Coaching – 1:1
Amanda regularly conducts consultations for parents, over the telephone or online, to answer their own burning questions so that they can support their child during their education and put them on a path to success at school and in life. Naturally each parent has their own unique situation and our discussion & any responses are tailored to suit their individual needs and that of their situation with their child/children. All consultations and information provided are kept confidential.
Parents are provided with tips and strategies to assist them support their child not matter what age or stage they are in at school. Amanda regularly provides support to parents of students with special needs and learning challenges (both primary and secondary age). A key focus is on supporting these students during transition from primary to secondary school and preparing them for this.
In many cases you will be able to take the information discussed and use it to support your child and family. However should they require further assistance parents might like to consider our Student Success Program. This is a program where we offer individualised support and work 1:1 with students to get them to take responsibility for their school work, activities and time. Parents too are provided ongoing support and guidance to best assist their child going forward.
Student Advocacy – working in partnerships
Amanda regularly works closely with families, schools and other support personnel ie Psychologists, Pediatricians, Occupational Therapists, in partnership to ensure students are supported in every possible way when it comes to their learning and education.
She is very familiar with the need for Individual Learning Plans (ILP’s) for many students with special needs and learning difficulties (such as Executive Function, ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism) in supporting families to navigate the process to get these implemented and followed in school environments to support their children.
Don’t just take our word for the success of these sessions see below:
“Amanda provided my husband and I with really useful tips and strategies that we have found useful to share and put in place with our daughter who is moving into senior years at secondary school”
Parent, Maribyrnong College
“Thank you for your advice on how to motivate my son to focus on his school work and to avoid distractions – you provided some practical tools for us to try and we are pleased to report we are seeing changes in attitude and behaviour”
Parent, St Bernards College